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June 2023 newsletter

  • MITPPC to testify at LCCMR meeting 6/28/23 at 1:15pm CT on LCCMR YouTube channel
  • Submit a new species for evaluation
  • Recaps of PhD defense seminars by Nick Greatens and Connor Anderson
  • Recap of seminar by visiting researcher Dr. Andrew Robinson of Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA)

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January 2021

  • Announcing three new research projects
  • Legislative update
  • Update on emerald ash borer research 

February 2021

  • Findings from recently completed projects
  • Tracking tar spot: Protecting Minnesota's corn
  • Become a Pesky Plant Tracker

March 2021

  • Letter from the Director
  • Controlling emerald ash borer
  • Spotting and preventing oak wilt 

April 2021

  • New genetic test for Palmer Amaranth
  • Control options for Spotted Wing Drosophila
  • Submit your terrestrial invasive species of concern

May 2021

  • Awaiting the omnibus environment bill funding outcome
  • Recently published research on soybean aphids, reed canary grass, eastern spruce dwarf mistletoe, and Palmer amaranth
  • Media appearances in Wisconsin Public Radio, KSTP TV Channel 5 news, and the Star Tribune

June 2021

  • $5 million in funding awarded to MITPPC from the Minnesota legislature

July 2021

  • Details on new funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund 
  • Rolling out accessible, inclusive common species names across communication platforms
  • Recently published research on spotted-wing drosophila, prairie restoration, targeted livestock grazing, ranking top threats to Minnesota's ecosystems, and mountain pine beetle

August 2021

  • Upcoming Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) meeting on recommendations for projects to support through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
  • Hutchison named 2021 Fellow of the Entomological Society of America
  • Upcoming events and recently published research

September 2021

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November 2021

December 2021